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Cleaning Speed Standards Etc.

Posted by Ian_G. (Ian_Gourlay), 19 January 2004
Carpet cleaners tend to price x amount per square foot.

The actual amount varies acording to cleaner and time although the base of the calculation is not always taken into account more market coditions.

However if I was supplying cleaners for domestic houes would I price bt the hour as people work at different speeds

What would be expected if the job was a standard three bed house through lounge about 11 X25 for example

Ie what tasks would  be a standard clean for this type of house  to what standard and how long.


Posted by petra (petra), 19 January 2004
I always price domestics by the hour, on a weekly basis for a standard tidy three bed ( no clutter or teenagers and babies, no dogs or cats) Two fit cleaner for 1.5 hours (3 man hours).
Posted by Ian_G. (Ian_Gourlay), 19 January 2004
Thats about the time I had in mind.

Would this include cleaning inside windows?



Dusting Lampshades

Washing  Doors

Wiping Handles

Complete Dyson

Dusting Shelves

Changing Sheets

Ie how far would you go  in a standard clean

Posted by Ian_G. (Ian_Gourlay), 19 January 2004
At least 150 for you suite.

And Im Cheap
Posted by petra (petra), 19 January 2004
No sheets, or internal window, these like cookers and inside cupboards ( kitchen) are extra's.
But it does include the rest, skirtings, paint work showers, shelves ect
But at times a bit of flexibility does come into it
Posted by Ian_G. (Ian_Gourlay), 20 January 2004


Trying to pursade Jenny to set up Domestic Cleaning Division.

Although houghly rate is not as good as carpet cleaning,

the annual spend per customer is higher.

Do you supply your cleaning teams with a vehicle or are the just paid a flat hourly rate.
Posted by petra (petra), 20 January 2004
I pay 5 per hour, and those that drive their own vehicle's I pay millage, but also advise them that they need to add class one bussiness use to their insurance, this raley costs ( but if it does it is only a small amount and I pay that for them).
Posted by Scots_cleaner (Scots_cleaner), 21 January 2004
We have two vans on the road "Kangoos" with two cleaners in each one for domestic cleaning
and some commercial cleaning.

We have this for company identity all sign written etc that way the neighbours can see whos going into the houses. The next time we buy new vans i will go for fiat punto's 2k cheaper?
Posted by petra (petra), 21 January 2004
Forgot That i drive a sign written 4x4

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